I have been crazy busy lately. Firstly, I've been painting (priming and 2 coats!) and rearranging my living room (and consequently rearranging other rooms since I moved some things out). I have one more wall to go (have to move the piano and hutch first and I need extra men for that one), and I have to do the window sills and some ceiling touch up where we had to fix some bubbles. I'll post before and after pics when I'm done. I like the new layout (thanks to my interior designer friend Erin) a lot, and I like the paint color a lot. Unfortunately we've decided we're too tight on funds right now to get new window treatments, so instead of a cream curtain with a bright blue splash, we'll keep our orange curtains. I hope I can find a way to give them a new look for on the cheap.
In my "spare time" I've been working on getting our preschool started. I've headed up a co-op with some girls in our ward. There are 4 of us, so we're each taking a week and hosting the kids at our house on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We'll have a letter, but after that the teacher is the one to come up with the activities for the day. This was the first week and I was the teacher. It was a tiring 2 hours each day (SOOOO glad we decided on 2 and not 3!), but I felt good about all we did and the kids seemed to have fun. Dean really struggled the first day since he wasn't used to people sharing his things and his house, but today he did really well. Visit the craft blog for the A day and the B day play-by-play.
Oh, I also went to the RS recipe exchange on Tues. this week and the theme was bread. I had a hard time choosing which of my breads to take, but in the end I brought pitas and homemade roasted red pepper hummus. Here is a post with my favorites from the night. It was fun! October is going to be Halloween treats and November I'll be demonstrating pie crusts/pies. I feel like I make a pretty darn good crust. I've made a lot of kinds, and feel I have a winner. It seems like crust is something many people are afraid of, so I hope to help on that.
Since school started again, I've been running with my friend Kirstin in the mornings. Running is so much more enjoyable with a friend! The weather has been pretty junky. Super hot and humid. But we've had a few days that have given me hope for fall.
Still no new piano students, but at the moment I'm am ok with that!